Business View Magazine | December 2019

313 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2019 T he Town of Fairfield, Connecticut is located in Fairfield County, along the shoreline of the Long Island Sound, between the cities of Bridgeport and Stamford. Well before European settlers stumbled upon the “fair fields” that Native Americans called Uncoway, the area’s coastal geography and plentiful natural resources supplied several indigenous tribes with game, fish, abundant sweet water, and fertile land to cultivate. The permanent Anglo settlement of Fairfield began in 1639, when Roger Ludlow, an English lawyer, magistrate, military officer, and colonist, laid out four “squares” of land divided by five roadways. This area defined the center of the new settlement, and remains, today, as the Historic Town Green and part of Fairfield’s Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with town government buildings, churches, and the surrounding neighborhood complete with exceptional examples of Colonial, Victorian, and Federalist architecture. Today, Fairfield is a thriving southern New England town of approximately 61,000 residents that is consistently named by Money Magazine as one of the best places to live in the State of Connecticut. “It’s a phenomenal location with two highways, three train stations, and an hour or so drive from five different airports,” says First Selectman, Mike Tetreau. “So, you can’t find a more convenient location from that standpoint. “Transportation access is key,” adds Mark S. Barnhart, Fairfield’s Director of Community & Economic Development. “You can access five international airports within a two-hour drive of the town. We find a lot of companies with European roots are locating in this area, including Fairfield, because it does provide convenient travel to and from Europe from the THE TOWN OF Fair CONNECTICUT BEST PLACE TO LIVE fiel